Coin of Chios with sphinx

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 98–117


Mint: Asia: Ionia (Islands off), Chios

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 21.39 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2002.659

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sphinx to left with right foot placed on ship’s prow.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Apollo and Bacchus standing frontally. Both wear himations around their lower body. Apollo holds a phiale and bow. Bacchus holds a kantharos and thyrsos.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 2002: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., P.O. Box 3759, Frederick, MD 21705-3759 (said by him to come from an American private collection); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., December 18, 2002

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour